Explore the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 16 September 2015

We would like to invite all American Friends to join RIBA’s UK Patrons for a visit to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Information can be found below:

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Please join us for an after-hours private tour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which was designed by George Gilbert Scott and Matthew Digby Wyatt in 1868 as ‘a kind of national palace or drawing room for the nation’. Central to the new building was the India Office, with the exotic Durbar Court, first used for a reception for the Sultan of Turkey. The tour will be led by expert, Kate Crowe. Please get in touch for more information and to register.

If you are unable to attend this but have made travel plans to the UK for later in the year, please do get in touch as there are other events which may be of interest.

   The state stair in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Whitehall, London was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) and Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877) and was completed in 1868. © Richard Ingle / RIBA Library Photographs Collection.

The state stair in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Whitehall, London was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) and Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877) and was completed in 1868. © Richard Ingle / RIBA Library Photographs Collection.